Professor Tony Redmond, co-founder and co-director of HCRI, receives Special Lifetime Achievement Award
4 May 2018
Professor Redmond was awarded the Special Lifetime Achievement Award at The University of Manchester Making a Difference Awards on Tuesday evening, for his outstanding services to emergency medical aid and the humanitarian sector.
The Making a Difference Awards have been running since 2015, and celebrate the impact that UoM staff, students, alumni and external partners are having on the social wellbeing of the surrounding communities and wider society.
Tony Redmond is a Professor of International Emergency Medicine at The University of Manchester, and a Consultant in Trauma and Emergency Medicine with almost 30 years of experience in international emergency humanitarian assistance.
Born and bred in Manchester, Professor Redmond attended The University of Manchester to study medicine. He is an expert in the humanitarian field and a specialist in the allocation and practice of medical aid, organising and leading medical support to natural disasters, major incidents, conflicts and complex emergencies throughout the world. Tony has coordinated responses to the conflict in Gaza, the Ebola crisis in West Africa and the earthquake in Nepal. In 1994 he established UK-Med, an NGO that provides international emergency medical assistance. Tony has led an experienced medical team to the typhoon-hit Philippines as well as to earthquakes in China and Haiti.
Professor Redmond has made a substantial contribution to the planning and delivery of aid which has earned him both an OBE and Soviet Order for Personal Courage for his work after the Armenian earthquake. He continues to support the next generation of humanitarians with his outstanding work.